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Rodney Dangerfield in coma after heart surgery

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand. Staff Member

    One of the greats... hope he gets well soon.

    http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2004-09-20-dangerfield-coma_x.htm?csp=27&RM_Exclude=Juno

    Dangerfield in coma after heart surgery
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rodney Dangerfield has been in a coma for a couple of weeks after undergoing heart surgery, but has begun to show some awareness, his wife said Monday.

    Dangerfield, 82, has been comatose for a couple of weeks, but is beginning to show signs of awareness.

    The 82-year-old comedian was stable and had been breathing on his own for 24 hours, Joan Dangerfield said in a statement released by the comic's publicist, Kevin Sasaki.

    Dangerfield had a heart valve replaced Aug. 25 at the University of California, Los Angeles, Medical Center.

    There was no mention of a coma in a condition update from the publicist last week. Sasaki did not return calls for comment Monday.

    Joan Dangerfield said in her statement, "My husband slipped into a light coma a couple of weeks ago while recovering from his heart surgery. His overall condition, however, remains stable."

    She said Dangerfield was receiving "extraordinary care" from his doctors and nurses.

    "After recent visits from his family and close friends, Rodney is starting to show signs of awareness and we are all hopeful that he will regain full consciousness soon," she said. "Our family remains optimistic that Rodney will make a complete recovery and we are humbled by the love and support we have received during his hospitalization."

    Dangerfield, best known for the self-mocking line, "I don't get no respect," recently released his autobiography, It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs.
     
  2. Sloopy45

    Sloopy45 Pimp Minister Sinister

    Definately. Props to Rodney. Al Cervik, Thorton Melon, Monty Capuletti .. one of the funniest men of all time.
     
  3. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    I think when he went in the hospital he said something to the effect of: If things go well I'll be in about a week, if they don't it will be less than that! I wish I remembered the exact quote. He is one of the funniest guys ever! Hope he gets better soon.
     
  4. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    And he's still getting no respect!!!!

    If anyone gets a chance, there was an article in Rolling Stone some time back about him.

    Great read.
     
  5. buckeyefool

    buckeyefool He's back and better than ever!

    Start the death watch
     
  6. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    I've got Dangerfield in my Death Pool along with Willard Scott.
     
  7. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    He should take up smoking pot....
     
  8. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Read the Rolling Stone article.

    Rodney chain-smokes joints.
     
  9. DiHard

    DiHard Guest

    can i get in on the death watch with pat summerall???
     
  10. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    Celebrity look-a-likes????


    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    How about Summerall trying to pronounce E.J. Houshmanzadeh the other night?


    That was classic Summerall. Sounded like he's back on the sauce again.
     
  12. sears3820

    sears3820 Sitting around in my underwear.... Staff Member

    That was sad to hear.

    Almost as pathetic as him saying Peter Warwick.
     

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